I cannot say enough about the incredible service I received from these guys! I was having trouble with my Windows based laptop, which I have owned for about 4 years, and was reluctant to bring it into a retail computer shop (Staples, Best Buy, Office Max, etc.) knowing it would cost more to repair than to replace. I was referred to Churchill Tech Support through an acquaintance in the Murray Hill area, and made an appointment with Ryan around my busy schedule. I met with him at his office, but he was willing to travel to my home to troubleshoot the issues (which is incredibly helpful if you have a desktop versus a laptop). I explained the issues I was having in very laymen terms: computer slow to start up, incessant pop-ups, constant freezing, unreliable internet access, etc. He listened intently and assured me that he would be able to repair the issues and have my computer running like new in less than 24 hours. Not only did Ryan hold true to this promise, he explained, in terms even I could understand, the issues that were plaguing my computer and walked me through the additional features he installed (free of charge!) to prevent these same issues in the future. All in all, he completely surpassed my expectations and my laptop is running even better than it did 4 years ago! I highly recommend Churchill Tech Support and Ryan for all of your computer and tech related issues; he is reliable, professional, knowledgeable, patient, has references available upon request, and works with both Windows and Mac operating systems.
at first i was very skeptical i must admit i mean i didnt even know it was possible to remove scratches from glass and my window supplier said that there would be a "distortion" in the glass if i tried to repair it but i called these guys in hopes that he was wrong, the glass repair guy said he could do it and provided me with a free demo at no cost so i gave it a shot. These guys are very clean organized and proffessional they came in and did what i thought was impossible....they removed several very deep and minor scratches from the windows in our office that was left behind from a window washing company that used razors to scrape dirt off our windows the cost of replacement on all windows would have cost me thousands more than it was to repair it and you cant even tell that the glass was damaged at one point the proccess was cool to watch and i couldnt say enough about the results hopefully i wont need it done ever again but if i do i know who to call,thank you guys so very much and i hope this review helps with your business.....very satisfied customer here!!!
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I have been a tenant in two Brusco buildings since 1983 and have always found the Brusco’s to be fair, compromising and very generous, especially to me when things got a bit tough…letting me go three months rent in arrears… making repairs quickly even though I owed them money and even renting to friends of mine who may have not have had all the necessary requirements needed to lease an apartment in this city. By definition, to many folks, landlords are the enemy. And I say, they most assuredly are not! Just as a good director needs good actors to tell his story… good landlords need good tenants to stay in business and you don’t have the kind of Brusco longevity in the real estate business without treating those good tenants fairly and squarely. And they have been doing it for over 50 years… that in and of itself should say something much louder than whatever drivel some cowards choose to write on a social media blog.
A THEATER IN THE HOOD WITHOUT THE HOOD For some reason it still seems like MJ Movie Theater is still one of Harlem's best kept secrets. Here's why: -Save a few bucks: Matinee prices everyday--unheard of in Manhattan -During the Summer they show free kids movies(like rugrats,etc) during the week -The theater is attractive & spacious! I enjoy looking at the photos of black actors that fill the walls. -The staff is polite& bathrooms always clean -Most importantly, the movie goers come to enjoy the movie, IT'S JUST A GREAT SPOT!: it's a great first date place, girls hang-out spot, a great kids spot: teen or children's spot or my personal fav :a great getaway spot with a latte & bottle of water-- and if the movie is good all the better !
In our search for an experienced IT Professional to help out with computer, cloud, and connectivity issues, we could not of had a better find than the guys at Churchill Tech Support. Not only were they extremely professional and candid in their approach and ethic, but they came off as very personable, easy-going, and full of advice for inquiries and issues unrelated to our initial consultation. Within 2 hours flat of them showing up at our office, all issues were fixed and the work environment was not inhibited in anyway. They were even able to help with a hardwired installation to ensure effective and efficient connectivity. I would highly recommend Churchill Tech Support for any IT based issue you or your office may encounter. Price is hard to beat as well!
They had me at "We stand behind our work." I don't know any other company that does not charge for coming back and fixing something that went wrong after they worked on my computer. Suffice it to say that I am blown away...and I'm not easily impressed. I have tried them all with varying degrees of satisfaction, and, although I've only needed CTS's services once, they top my list. Professional, courteous, easy to work with. Knowledgeable. Didn't waste time. Could not resolve every issue, but found a workaround. Planning a second session ASAP for other issues, and, believe it or not, I am actually looking forward to it!
My laptop died on me when I was visiting New York City. I found this place to be very close to my hotel and went there hoping to get it fixed in the same day. Unfortunatelly for me the laptop needed a new mainbord, part that they did not have stock. They offered to transfer my files to an external device, but I needed an working laptop. So I went to J& R,bought a new laptop and took it to Mac PC NY. In 2 hours all files were transferred and most importantly my Outlook was set-up, so I was able to send and recive emails. Thank you so much guys!
They were great! My computer CD thingy just stopped working. I was working on a important presentation and I really needed it. I called adept computing solutions and Arin came right over. After looking at it, he said I needed a new "CD Drive". He didn't have one with him but came back a few hours later with a new one, and replaced the part! He was very quick and good with setting expectation and pricing. I was very pleased and I will defeinetly use them for computer support again!
I am truly sorry that your experience was bad but I've frequented that theater for years and have always been satisfied with the service there. True, when it's crowded at the consession stands there can be more lines open for people to purchase their food quicker, but all in all I always enjoyed my time at that movie theatre. I hope you do return soon and ask to speak to a manager and relay your feelings to him/her so they can resolve your issues asap. Christina B
There has perhaps never been a better tool for do-it-yourself home handymen than the internet. With detailed instructions and videos explaining how to perform a number of common maintenance and renovation tasks around a house, an untrained homeowner might be surprised at how much he or she can accomplish with a quick search online. But even with all of this information, there are still many jobs that lie far outside the scope of most DIY enthusiasts. General contractors are there to fill in this gap.
A general contractor specializes in seeing a home remodel or repair project through from start to finish. To do this, the contractor works with the client - whether they are a homeowner or business - to nail down the scope of the work. Then he or she will turn to one or more subcontractors for specific tasks, like equipment operation, design, electrical work or whatever else is needed.
In essence, general contractors could be thought of as middlemen between a homeowner or business owner and any number of specialists. To get their money's worth, many assume they should just "cut out the middleman" and hire specialists directly, but this often proves more difficult in practice. General contractors won't be completing an entire project by themselves, but should have a long list of dependable experts who can work together and accomplish any task. They might also serve as the manager on the site of a construction project, overseeing workers and providing guidance and assistance when needed. For larger projects, though, the contractor might only handle administrative matters and employ a foreman or other professional for on-site supervision.
There are many general contractors who also specialize in certain tasks themselves. There is usually at least one general contractor on hand to organize the construction of an entire home, for example. But general contractors could also help a homeowner add an additional bedroom, build an in-ground pool or complete a major landscaping project. They could also work with a business to add or improve office space, whether that means making more room or converting a commercial building from a nail salon to a restaurant. Basically, if it's a job that involves building or repairing, a general contractor probably knows how to get it done.
No matter what the exact job may be, a contractor will probably need to accomplish several other essential tasks in pursuit of the ultimate goal, which may include:
- Understanding and applying for building permits to meet local regulations
- Organizing a budget and adhering to it throughout the project
- Gathering all the necessary tools and equipment, from hammers and shovels to large excavators and generators
- Securing the construction site and equipment after work hours
- Working with personnel on-site to address any issues
- Keeping records of materials, labor and all other expenses
Every general contractor performing any kind of work on a project must be licensed to do so in their state. The guidelines for the specifics on licensing vary from state to state. Some states might only require registration of contractors, which is different from licensing. Registration typically means that there must be a written record of what work is being performed and by whom, but it does not guarantee professional knowledge. Licensing, on the other hand, involves an examination process to assess professional competence.
Whether your state requires licensing or registration of contractors, there should be a record of most professionals willing to complete certain projects in your area. Check your state or county website for more information. In states that require licensing, every licensed contractor's contact information is available online or from another public source.
Not every project needs to be completed by a licensed or registered contractor. If it's just a minor job that won't take more than a day or two, and will cost less than a few hundred dollars, it's likely not necessary to find a licensed or registered contractor. However, anything bigger or more expensive, or a project involving plumbing or electrical work, needs to be completed by a licensed or registered professional.
General contractors also must be covered by an insurance policy. This should include liability coverage for any property damage that could be inflicted in the course of a job. It should also include a worker's compensation policy in case anyone is injured on the job. Before hiring a contractor for anything, ask for written proof of this insurance to see exactly what is covered.
A number of trade associations for contractors in the U.S. exist. Some of the biggest include:
- Associated General Contractors of America: Represents more than 6,500 general contracting firms and more than 9,000 specialty contractors nationwide.
- Associated Builders and Contractors: Represents non-union contracting firms.
Most trade associations for general contractors will provide references for anyone looking to hire a contractor for a specific project. They may also provide a number of benefits for their members, including assistance with licensing, training, insurance and business development.
Hiring a General Contractor
No matter what you need accomplished, you want to choose a contractor who can get the job done right at a reasonable price. Obviously, this is easier said than done, but there are a few steps you can take to ensure you find a trustworthy general contractor.
Finding general contractors
The first, and perhaps most reliable, way to find a general contractor is to ask friends and family members for a recommendation. If you know anyone who has had major work done on their home, particularly if it's a similar job, ask them who they hired and if they were pleased with the result. You could also ask neighbors about who they've hired if you notice work being done on their house. Many remodeling contractors post signs in front of homes to advertise their services. As a general rule, it's rarely a good idea to hire a contractor who solicits work by going door to door.
If you are considering hiring a contractor without a personal recommendation, ask the contractor for references from past clients, and do as much background research on them as possible. Look for any complaints (or compliments) online to get a better idea of their track record. There are a number of websites specializing in connecting contractors with people or businesses who need work done. These sites may also allow past clients to submit their own reviews of the contractor.
Before hiring a contractor, make sure you are both in agreement on the project's budget. It's normal for most contractors to charge clients a premium not only for the labor expenses and zoning expertise, but for acquiring the materials as well. Be as clear and concise as possible regarding what you'll be purchasing yourself and what you will be paying the contractor to complete. Homeowners may be able to find a better deal on raw materials when they purchase these directly, but they first need to be sure they aren't buying the wrong things.
Don't forget to discuss how the project will be finalized and what will be done about cleanup. Plans for how the work site will be cleaned at the end of each day as well as at the conclusion of work need to be put in writing. An experienced general contractor should make every effort to keep the workspace clean and prevent dirtying or damaging any other area. Even so, talk with the contractor about the daily schedule, the logistics of transporting workers and equipment, and how cleanup will be handled.
As previously mentioned, you need to make sure to follow any state and local regulations regarding construction work, which includes hiring a licensed or registered general contractor. Ask the contractor for proof of their certification before signing anything, as well as their proof of insurance. You should also check your homeowners insurance policy to see if they offer coverage for contracted work. You may want to call your insurance provider and ask for more details on what your plan will and won't cover.
Perhaps the best way to feel safe about a contractor and the work being done is to hire a contractor you trust. This is why relying on personal references from friends and family is so important, and will often provide a great deal of peace of mind. If you aren't able to obtain a reference, work to conduct extensive research on the contractor as well as the work you are hiring them to perform. This should bring everyone's expectations into alignment and result in a safe work environment.
Before any money changes hands, there should be a contract to sign. Make sure the specifics of the work to be done and all costs are listed in the contract, right down to the most precise details. If you forget to have something included in the contract after signing it, there's rarely a chance of recourse.
Once the specifics of the job are nailed down, be sure to discuss the payment schedule with the contractor. This is important because paying too much up front offers the homeowner minimal leverage if the quality of work does not meet expectations or contractual specifications. Try to establish a reasonable pay schedule with the contractor, such as paying 10 percent of the total cost for each 10 percent of the work that is completed. It's a good idea to include this payment plan in the contract as well.
Finally, look into getting a lien release signed before work begins. If there is ever a dispute regarding payment over the course of the project, a contractor or subcontractor could place a payment claim, or lien, on your property. This can trigger a long legal process that may be frustrating. To avoid this, ask the contractor to sign a lien release, which is a legal agreement that states that any payment accepted is final. This can come in handy if a contractor has his or her own payment issues with their subcontractors. Signing a lien release form certifies that any payment made by a client to the contractor is enough to pay for any goods or services rendered. A lien dispute could also be prevented by performing due diligence prior to picking a contractor, as any contractor with good credit and a long track record of satisfied clients should have no trouble paying for materials and labor once all contract conditions have been met.
Once work is underway, it's never a bad idea to check up on the progress of the job, either by staying in touch with the contractor over the phone or visiting the site in person. If you work with a trustworthy professional, it's probably best to keep your distance and allow everyone to stay busy. If you want to keep an eye on things, make sure workers wear the right safety gear and that everything looks to be moving along according to schedule. Finally, once work is finished and you are satisfied, be sure to thank your contractor and tell friends or family members about your experience.